Mother of Mine (2005)
"Äideistä parhain" (original title)

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During World War II, more than 70,000 Finnish children were evacuated to neutral Sweden to avoid the conflict. "Mother of Mine", the latest from the award-winning Klaus Härö (Elina: As If I... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Topi Majaniemi ...
Eero Lahti
Marjaana Maijala ...
Kirsti Lahti - Eeron äiti
Maria Lundqvist ...
Signe Jönsson - äiti Ruotsissa
Hjalmar Jönsson - isä Ruotsissa
Esko Salminen ...
Eero Lahti - nykyaika
Aino-Maija Tikkanen ...
Kirsti Lahti - nykyaika
Kari-Pekka Toivonen ...
Lauri - Eeron isä
Brasse Brännström ...
Isoisä Ruotsissa
Penny Elvira Loftéen ...
Siv - naapurintyttö
Ia Langhammer ...
Rouva Grevnäs
Åsa Persson ...
Gustav Wiklund ...
Patrick Henriksen ...
Tuomas - kotiavustaja


During World War II, more than 70,000 Finnish children were evacuated to neutral Sweden to avoid the conflict. "Mother of Mine", the latest from the award-winning Klaus Härö (Elina: As If I Wasn't There (2002)), tackles that painful patch of history in a tale of 9-year-old Eero, a child who increasingly feels abandoned by his biological Finnish mother and yet not attached to his Swedish surrogate mom. When he is returned to Finland, his confusion intensifies. Written by Anonymous

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30 September 2005 (Finland)  »

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€2,900,000 (estimated)

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Submitted by Finland to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (U.S.A.) for consideration for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar at the 78th Academy Awards. See more »


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It gathers all the ingredients that make you want to flood your eyes off
30 October 2005 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

If not the best, surely one of the best movies ever made. During the second world war a boy is being evacuated from Finland to Sweden and back to Finland. I won't tell you anything more about the plot, go and see this movie. Smart story, great acting, the whole thing is an excellent package. It is a Finnish nominee for foreign Oscar in the US and for reason. Lately there have been some great movies coming from Finland, Koirankynnen leikkaaja (Dog Nail Clipper) and Mies vailla menneisyyttä (The Man Without a Past) to mention. Äideistä parhain belongs to this category of Finnish masterpieces. This movie makes you think what is important in life. It feels like it makes world a better place. Indeed.

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